Me and Paul

Me and Paul

by Willie Nelson

CD

Overview

A separate building such as a quonset hut would have to be built to accomodate all the releases this lovable country artist pumped out during the '80s. Some of his records from this period are disposable, but this was definitely one of the better ones. It seems that focusing on his longstanding relationship with bandmembers, especially drummer Paul English, was an effective emotional touchstone for the entire set of songs, some of which are remakes of Nelson songs from his early Nashville period. "Me and Paul" was a song he wrote for English in the early '70s, and it is a classic bit of songwriting, detailing some hilarious exploits on the road as well as being one of the few songs in existence that is about a drummer. The album kicks off excitingly with "I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train," and there really aren't any noticeably weak moments. The band is superb and, by the standards of a normal country artist, the record would be considered a masterpiece. Nelson's discography is so vast, however, that competition for such an honor is a bit tough. Or as Nelson himself would put it, tougher than leather.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/2004
Label: S&P Records
UPC: 0739343071322
catalogNumber: 713

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Nelson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Billy Gene English   Drums
Grady Martin   Guitar
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Paul English   Percussion,Drums
Jody Payne   Guitar
Bee Spears   Bass
Bobbie Nelson   Piano
Bobby Nelson   Piano

Technical Credits

Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer,Producer
Billy Joe Shaver   Composer
Bobby Arnold   Engineer
Larry Greenhill   Engineer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Beverly Parker   Cover Photo
Sam Passamano   Reissue Producer
Marty Rosamond   Reissue Design

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